Official Course Description
The course will display mathematical methods and techniques in Population Dynamics, focusing on epidemiology. One goal of the course is to illustrate both the mathematical methods used in population dynamics and the epistemological approach necessary to achieve realistic and usable models. Deterministic (time-discrete and time-continuous) and Stochastic approaches will be considered. The course rests on elementary notions of Linear Algebra, Dynamical Systems and Probability and Statistics. However, most of the necessary ideas will be freshened up along the course.